When SKEMA was founded in 2009, the ambition was clear: to create a major player in French and European higher education, with a wealth of resources and strong growth potential. Today, the bet is successful! 6th in the SIGEM 2021 rankings, SKEMA Business School is one of the rising stars of French higher education.
SKEMA: A “Glockal” program
School’s first strong point: Thanks to full international training courses on campuses in the United States (Raleigh), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), South Africa (Stellenbosch) and China (Suzhou). “These proprietary facilities allow our students to study around the world semester after semester, explained Patrice Howder, Vice-President, Program, International Affairs and Student Life. During this trip, they will follow the unique natural SKEMA program according to the characteristics of the host country. The so-called glocal program is a compression of global and local. This is the complete policy of the “6×6” course – 6 semesters, 6 campuses – with the condition of the next unique integration, as students who have completed their studies at Raleigh are offered a one-year automatic work permit at United. So much sesame was demanded by students after spending a year across the state, the Atlantic. These courses will be accessible without additional tuition fees.
Hybridization of training
Another strong point of SKEMA is its strong “hybridization” of training. In addition to the basics of management, the school makes it possible to communicate with a lot of complementary skills, especially through double and triple diplomas. For example, Littoral Cote d’Opale has completed courses in management and business law with the university or three engineer-manager diplomas with ESIEA, Cesi and ITEEM – a course made with a central lil. “Other forms of collaboration, such as Patrice Howadeer’s continued, include termination of an agreement with New York University as part of our MSC Global Luxury and Management, or with UCLA as part of the Digital Marketing and Business and Entertainment Program Management. A
SKEMA has also opened two in-house schools, one dedicated to law and the other to artificial intelligence, whose work irrigates PGE lessons and supports 3rd year specialization. SKEMA has finally announced the creation of a school of geopolitics soon (box).
Optimize “teacher experience”
Another important argument in SKEMA’s discourse is the desire to optimize the student’s experience, in other words to give students the best possible learning experience. Nathalie Hector, Director of Innovation and Student Experience, explains: “First of all, we do educational work to develop the most interesting courses possible, especially the audio, video and other connected equipment most suitable for setting up. The goal of Aspiration is to completely facilitate the student experience.In many initiatives, the implementation of a mobile application by September that will help students in international mobility on a daily basis.
SKEMA Conversion: The school’s overall conversion service is a “hub”
Finally, a few weeks before the establishment, a new structure, SKEMA Transition, was announced to further strengthen its own environmental, economic and social development. “Our goal is to provide the school with the resources it needs to succeed in its transformation,” said Eun Guntzberger, executive director of the school. By then, all Masters students would have had a minimum education in the area. A transition platform will eventually be launched to provide educational, scientific and operational resources to assist students, teachers and researchers in this vast field.
A new school of geopolitics
Announced last March, SKEMA’s new School of Geopolitics coincides with a desire to formalize the theme. This new structure will have several purposes. According to Frederick Munir, its director and professor of geopolitics at SKEMA: “We are going to intervene according to three principles: infuse, direct and influence. Infuse because all SKEMA training courses will soon include geopolitical awareness with the issuance of a certificate in this area. Educate because we want to offer realistic courses dedicated to geopolitics. The specializations that we are going to create with future partners of the University of Paris Impressing because this school will allow our experts to speak in public with our think tank SKEMA Publika. A